Real Madrid beat Sevilla 3-2 in the European Super Cup final in wet Trondheim on Tuesday after a brilliant last-gasp individual extra-time time effort from full back Dani Carvajal.
Triple Europa league champions Sevilla had been on the verge of victory leading 2-1 deep into added time, before Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos levelled in the 93rd minute with the last kick of normal time, before Carvajal put the final nail in Sevilla’s coffin with a winner at the death.
Spain starlet Marco Asensio had given Madrid the lead with a brilliant strike before Franco Vazquez equalised shortly before half time.
Ramos then conceded a penalty that Yevhen Konoplyanka duly dispatched in the 72nd-minute. This looked set to be the winner until the Spain captain restored parity with the last kick of normal time.
And with seconds left to the completion of extra-time, Carvajal stormed into the box and clipped the ball past two defenders and the ‘keeper with an audacious flick from the outside of his right boot.
Zinedine Zidane’s side was not at full strength, with star men Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos missing, while Luka Modric and Karim Benzema were second-half substitutes at the Lerkendal Stadion.
As for Sevilla, they bounced back, when Daniel Carrico forced a good save from Kiko Casilla, before Vazquez volleyed into the bottom-right corner to draw level.
Konoplyanka, on for Luciano Vietto in the second period, scored from 12 yards to put Sevilla in front after Ramos was penalised for bringing down Vitolo in the box.
This was before Ramos and Carvajal shot Real to glory.